D.1 - Rule Change Procedures
To ensure the orderly growth of racquetball,
the USAR has established specific procedures that are followed before a
major change is made to the rules of the game.
NOTE: Changes to rules and regulations in
Sections 1 through 10 must adhere to published rule change procedures.
Remaining sections may be altered by vote of the USAR Board of
(a) Rule change proposals must be submitted in writing to the USAR National Office by June 1st.
(b) The USAR Board of Directors will review all proposals at its Fall board meeting and determine which will be considered.
(c) Selected proposals will appear in
RACQUETBALL Magazine -- the official USAR publication -- as soon as
possible after the Fall board meeting for comment by the general
(d) After reviewing membership input and
the recommendations of the National Rules Committee and National Rules
Commissioner, the proposals are discussed and voted upon at the annual
Board of Directors meeting in May.
(e) Changes approved in May become
effective on September 1st. Exception: changes in racquet
specifications become effective 2 years later on September 1st.
(f) Proposed rules that are considered for
adoption in one year, but are not approved by the Board of Directors in
May of that year, will not be considered for adoption the following
* The following policies & procedures segments are subject to stated rule change procedures outlined in D.1"
- A.6 Round Robin Scoring
- A.8 Tournament Conduct
- B.5 (d-g) Forfeitures, Defaults ...
- B.6 Line Judges
- B.7 Appeals
- B.8 Outcome of Appeals